Scanning Electron Microscopy Studies on Infection-Induced Urinary Concrements
The aim of this study was to investigate and identify different types of bacteria in renal calculi by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and with enegery dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDXA). We also compared these findings with bacteria cultered from stone fragments and bacteriological findings of urine, in order to obtain further information on the role that bacteria may play in the development of infection-induced urinary concrements. We also investigated what has been called “bacterial footprints” that are present in infection stones1,2.
KeywordsUric Acid Candida Albicans Calcium Phosphate Renal Stone Renal Calculus
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